Ruling in Louisiana could guide new legal strategy for defending marriage

Definition of marriage must ultimately go to high court

Federal judge upholds right of Louisiana citizens to preserve one man-one woman marriage

Louisiana ruling upholds state’s marriage amendment

Louisiana marriage amendment survives challenge

    SCOTUS Blog: Ruling that the Supreme Court’s one-year-old decision striking down a provision of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act “does little more than give both sides in this case something to hope for,” a federal judge in New Orleans on Wednesday upheld Louisiana’s ban on same-sex marriages and its refusal to recognize any such union performed in another state. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Martin C. Feldman thus became the first by a federal court to reject a constitutional challenge since the Justices’ decision in United States v. Windsor.


  • Posted: 09/04/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Federal judge becomes first to uphold state marriage amendment

Louisiana ruling ends pro-gay marriage ruling streak

Louisiana’s marriage law upheld by federal judge

Louisiana’s marriage law upheld by federal judge

ADF: Federal court right to uphold Louisianans’ freedom to preserve marriage

    “The people of Louisiana – and the people of every state – should continue to have the authority to affirm marriage as the union of a man and a woman in their laws. The district court in this case was right to conclude, as the U.S. Supreme Court did in its Windsor decision last year, that marriage law is the business of the states. We concur with the district court’s observation that ‘Louisiana is acting squarely within the scope of its traditional authority, as underscored by Justice Kennedy’ in the Windsor decision.” -Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Byron Babione


  • Posted: 09/03/2014
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Federal judge upholds Louisiana’s marriage law

Legal wars on abortion heating up

Federal lawsuit filed against new La. abortion law

Planned Parenthood contractor cited by state for violations

U.S. judge in La. same-sex marriage case says no more oral arguments

Louisiana court’s ruling that Catholic priest testify about confession criticized by Baton Rouge Diocese

    nola.com: The Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge has issued a statement decrying a decision by the Louisiana Supreme Court that could compel a local priest to testify in court about confessions he might have received. The alleged confessions, according to legal documents, were made to the priest by a minor girl regarding possible sexual abuse perpetrated by another church parishioner.


  • Posted: 07/11/2014
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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St. Louis fire department hides Planned Parenthood’s 911 calls about botched abortions

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signs pro-life bill that could close three abortion clinics

Catholic bishops keep focus on abortion, marriage

Louisiana passes bill that could close three of its five abortion clinics

New abortion rules edge closer to final passage

Abortion providers must now hand out mental health pamphlets

Lawmaker pulls bill to make Holy Bible Louisiana’s official state book

Bill to make Bible Louisiana’s official state book passes House Committee

La. bill barring housing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity fails

Abortion restrictions pass 85-6 out of Louisiana House

Baton Rouge’s definition of “family” weighed by Louisiana Supreme Court

    Diana Samuels at The Times-Picayune: “The ordinance says that only a ‘single family’ may rent homes in A-1 zoning districts, the most common residential designation in Baton Rouge. The law defines family as ‘an individual or two or more persons who are related by blood, marriage or legal adoption.’ It restricts more than two unrelated people from renting a home together, and, if the owner of the property lives in the home, prohibits more than four unrelated people from living there. . . . It raises questions, for example, about the effect on gay and lesbian residents. A gay couple with a foster child wouldn’t be allowed to rent a home together under the law.”


  • Posted: 03/25/2014
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Louisiana Senate kills attempt to remove “creationism statute” from state law

La. lawmakers revive debate over surrogacy births

Shreveport man wants Holy Bible to be Louisiana’s state book

House committee approves abortion restrictions likely to shutter clinics in south Louisiana

Consent decree bars Louisiana school district’s promotion of religion

Louisiana considers abortion restriction that closed Texas clinics

Jindal administration weighs in on Sabine Parish religious harassment lawsuit

Louisiana: “Same-sex couple clear adoption hurdle”

Four couples challenge Louisiana’s marriage amendment

Louisiana rescinds controversial abortion rules

Catholic church in Mandeville mulls its options after appeals court ruling

Louisiana: Appellate court rules against Catholic Church proposed for Old Mandeville

Louisiana seeks to make new abortion restrictions permanent

Sabine school board responds to ACLU suit over proselytization of student

ACLU sues Sabine Parish School Board for alleged proselytization of student

Jindal: DOJ ‘More Interested In Skin Color’ Than Education

“Lesbian couple in New Orleans celebrate Christmas as the parents of quintuplets”

Louisiana Court tosses fines on abortion provider

Shreveport, LA considers gender identity ordinance, vote on Tuesday

Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter

Louisiana Voucher Assault, Round 2: Justice’s lawsuit takes a bizarre turn to keep kids in rotten schools.

Jindal claims victory in fight with administration over La. voucher plan

Parents Applaud DOJ Retreat On Opposition To Louisiana Educational Choice Program

Former Faculty Members’ Suit Against Religious College Dismissed On Establishment Clause Grounds

Defense Secretary Chastises State National Guards That Are Refusing To Issue ID To Same-Sex Spouses

Jindal: 41% of Louisiana Residents Would Be in an Expanded Medicaid Program

Louisiana: Reporting Not Required For Information On Abuse Learned By Priest During Confession

St. Joseph Abbey monks can sell caskets after U.S. Supreme Court rejects state appeal

Louisiana Education Voucher Program Brings Greater Integration

FRC’s Tony Perkins Considers Run for Congress

Bobby Jindal: Time to Take the GOP Brand Back From the Dysfunction of D.C.

Bible College Helps Some at Louisiana Prison Find Peace

Louisiana lawmaker plans Common Core repeal bill for 2014 legislative session

Justice Department vs. Louisiana Voucher Kids | Clint Bolick at WSJ

Louisiana School Voucher Dispute May Be Ending

Poll: Louisiana Voters Strongly Oppose Dept. Of Justice’s Attempt To Block Quality Education

ACLU Petition Seeking DOD Action In National Guard Benefit Refusals

“Gay marriage not accepted on Louisiana form”

Campus Feminist Vs. First Amendment | Rod Dreher at The American Conservative

Abortionists challenging Louisiana law lose at 5th Circuit

“The First Private Gay Law Firm In Louisiana”

Holder’s Voucher Travesty | Rich Lowry at NRO

Obama vs. Education | NRO Editors

U.S. government sues to block vouchers in some Louisiana school systems

Strong Demand For Educational Choice Across The Country

Senate Control Hinges On Fate Of Southern Dems

Step By Step, “small” Cases Regain Legal Ground For The Gospel | Alan Sears